As Chief Development Officer, Caitlyn is responsible for leading strategic development and execution of Per Scholas’ sustainability and growth model. Her team supports every Per Scholas market to create multi-faceted relationships with donors, companies, foundations and government agencies to power Per Scholas’ mission. In less than five years, Caitlyn has helped increase Per Scholas budget from $10M to $50M annually, providing the resources needed to quadruple annual impact. Caitlyn has more than 15 years of experience in the public and non-profit sector, including as Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at CAMBA, Director of Policy and Communications at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and Director of Research and Policy at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment. She has expertise in fundraising and communications, program evaluation and design, research, policy advocacy, and organizational development.
Caitlyn has focused on economic mobility throughout her career through a diverse set of policy domains, including asset building, housing, workforce and youth development. Caitlyn was an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at New York University from 2005-2018, and including developing and teaching a graduate level course on Wealth and Inequality.
Caitlyn earned her Master’s in Public Administration at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three children.